Actually, I am close to being Tea Party myself, living, as I do, here on Mt. Vernon Street, Beacon Hill. I am a liberty maven, no doubt about it. So I praise the TP folk who are busily losing elections for the venal Republicans and ensuring Democratic victories. It is a sad commentary on the Democrats that they cannot win without Tea Party assistance. My colleague thinks that the Democrats have no idea how to win on their own even though they have some fine arguments and history is on their side. I am working on helping them out of this jam.